raise your hand

Tutoring in Williamson County Schools

Raise Your Hand recruits volunteer tutors for students performing below the state standard.
Our tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with first- through fourth-grade students who are struggling with reading and math. Participation is completely free for students and includes snacks and transportation home.

Raise Your Hand partners with administrators and teachers at Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District to implement tutoring sessions in 13 schools. Teachers and volunteers partner to listen to, coach and mentor each child to success.

Volunteer to be a Tutor

As a volunteer tutor, you can help a child while adding a broad range of skills to your resume. Tutoring is extremely flexible and works around your availability.

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for up to 10 weeks, assisting teachers with reading assignments and tutoring students individually or in small-group sessions. In partnership with Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District, teachers guide volunteers through the tutoring process. No teaching experience is required, and training is provided.

we’re seeing results


Students received tutoring


Elementary schools participated


Of students improved in reading


Of students improved in math


These are the hand raisers, game changers, problem solvers and moment makers.
These are the faces of our community.

Looking to Volunteer in the Community?

United Way of Greater Nashville, through a partnership with Hands On Nashville, offers hundreds of opportunities each month for anyone looking to get involved. 

United Way partners with more than 100 agencies to make this all possible.

Learn more about our Partner Agencies on the ground.

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we're seeing results

$19.8 Million

In tax refunds were returned


People got higher-earning jobs

$2 Million

In debt reduced for clients


Individuals improved their finances

Postponed until 2021